Wake Forest coach
Skip Prosser dies from a heart attack
The university announced
today that Wake Forest coach Skip Prosser has passed away.
Prosser, who led Wake Forest to its first basketball top ranking
three seasons ago, died on Thursday from what seems to be a
heart attack, at the age of 56. According to the Winston-Salem
Journal, Prosser "collapsed while jogging at the university."
Prosser spent six seasons with the Demon
Deacons, winning an Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season
title in 2003 and reaching the NCAA tournament in his first four
seasons. Wake Forest went to No. 1 for the first time during the
Before arriving in Winston-Salem, Prosser was head coach at Xavier for
seven seasons and at Loyola of Maryland for one year.
Prosser had a career record of 291-146 as a head coach, including 126-68
with Wake Forest. While there, he coached future NBA stars Chris
Paul and Josh Howard, and was the ACC coach of the year in 2003.
Published on 07/26/2007